Teresa Giudice

Teresa talks about her new cookbook and the photo shoot.

on May 31, 2011

Hello! I finally had a few days off from my Fabulicious! book tour, and Joe and I took the girls to the shore. It was so great just being together in the beautiful sunshine. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend surrounded by your family and friends too. To all the military men and women and their families who sacrifice so much for all of us... Thank you! We love you! Happy Memorial Day! My thoughts and prayers are also with the Midwest tornado victims, survivors, and their families. 

It's always interesting to see what makes it into the episode. Just like all of you, we all have busy, busy lives full of friends and work and family that you don't always see. I'm so glad you got to see the food photo shoot for Fabulicious! It's my favorite day in the whole book process. After all the hard work, it's great to see your food in the studio looking all beautiful and delicious. And it is delicious! They have a whole team cook up your recipes to shoot, and then we all get to eat them. I'm so proud of Fabulicious! (fabulous + delicious) and want to again say thank you to everyone that helped make it such a wonderful, beautiful book. And thank you all for supporting it! I love, love, love to hear about all your cooking for your boyfriends and families. And I love meeting you all! You are gorgeous and fabulous!

Of course, there are many parts of our lives that you don't see. This episode you didn't see my girls at all! You don't see a lot of other people that are in all of our lives. You dont see Caroline's other brothers and sisters and their family dynamic, for better or worse. You don't see Jacqueline's brothers. You dont see all of our other friends. Some things just aren't part of our show, but that doesn't mean they're not part of our lives.

Everyone keeps asking about my friendship with Caroline and Jacqueline. There is no feud. We all love each other. But as Caroline pointed out this week, we aren't each other's only friends. Jacqueline and I are very close, Dina and I are too. Caroline, while I've known her for years, is their big sister. I love her and I respect her, but she was never part of our group outside of family functions. I mean no disrespect when I say I sometimes don't take her advice. A lot of the times I do! She's a very smart, very tough lady! This season is all about everyone being in my business, which is not something I'm used to. I don't mean to seem sad or crabby or ungrateful, but sometimes it's hard to just be on the receiving end of so much advice, when you don't like to give it yourself. And I'm getting advice from a million different places from a million different people. In the end, I make my own decisions based on what's in my heart.